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“An inspiring walk ”

Footsteps to Freedom Tours
Ranked #72 of 347 Tours in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Footsteps to Freedom walking tour of the historic heart of Cape Town tells the story of Cape Town and its people. We use streets, buildings, monuments, memorials and the passing street-scene as props develop a story of Cape Town and South Africa's dramatic past. Stories of Dutch and British colonial rule, slavery and apartheid, and finally our peaceful transition to a real democracy.We gather before 10h30 (Mon-Sat) in the lobby of the Taj Cape Town Hotel, located in centre of Cape Town's cultural and historic precinct. At 10h30 the 2½ hr walking tour starts from the steps of the Bishop Robert Gray Memorial, adjacent Taj Cape Town hotel.
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This walking tour was a fantastic introduction to the history of Cape Town from the early Dutch settlers through the recent struggles against Apartheid and release of Nelson Mandela to the present
Ivor was very knowledgeable about everything from architecture to plant life and answered all our questions, and had suggestions for further visits

Thank Nicola M
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We went to Cape Town on our honeymoon and our local travel agent (Timeless African Safari) highly suggested this tour. They arranged a private tour for us with Garth Angus.

The tour was a highlight of our trip. Garth was very approachable and knowledgable and because it was a private tour, he found out what our interests were and focused the tour on those interests.

For the tour we walked all around the historical Cape Town area, hearing about the rich history of Cape Town and South Africa, and then had lunch in the Company's Garden. It was truly memorable and we learned so much through this tour! We will definitely repeat when we return next!

Thank Kelley R
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Professor Ivor charmed, entertained and enlightened our group of 10. His detailed knowledge, story-telling finesse, and his cosmopolitan subtlety & wit kept coming and coming. Don't be in a hurry with this gem!

Thank royaljay
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Ivor lead us on a fascinating tour through historic Cape Town, sharing his love of the city and his in depth knowledge of its history. The 2.5 hours flew by, and we came away with a real appreciation for the diversity and history of this beautiful city. It was a great way to start our visit, and I would highly recommend this tour.

Thank Merilynn K
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We had an incredible private today tour of Cape Town with Garth Angus in the Footstep to freedom, tour company.He gives a very detailed and personal tour of all the major attractions in Cape Town. He is fluent in four languages, although,English is his principal language, and has lived all his life in south Africa. He's very knowledgeable of the history, culture, plant life, and geography of the region. He will customize a tour to meet your needs and time constraints. I highly recommend him for a informative, custom tour of Cape Town. it is very affordable and good value. My wife and I were delighted to find him for a private tour of the entire region. He went out of his way to patiently take us on a half day hike on Table Mountain, a tour of the surroundings in a high-quality SUV,including a visit to the township which I requested including a local lunch with the inhabitants. What a find!

Thank Tad246890
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